Whether you’re a professional or just a recreational player , there are so many benefits you can get from playing ping pong. However , before you can enjoy these benefits , you need to first invest in the starter equipment such as best ping pong tables.
The next question that naturally comes to mind is ;
How much does a ping pong table cost?
To be fair , no 2 tables are the same and so they are priced differently. Some manufacturers build with budget in mind while others go all out to produce premium , state of the art tables.
With that said , the average cost of a ping pong table falls in the range of $150 – $400 for indoor , $400 – $700 for outdoor , $200 – $300 for conversion tops and $1,000+ for luxury tables.
Which Tables Do We Recommend?
The Types Of Ping Pong Tables
Before i break down the cost , i want to talk on the types of ping pong tables to enlighten those that are new to this topic.
There are 3 types of ping pong tables :
- Indoor Tables
- Outdoor tables
- Conversion Tops
Indoor tables , as you can tell , are to be used in indoor places such as homes and offices , while outdoor tables are for outdoor environment such as backyard , patio , e.t.c.
Because of their constant exposure to sun and other elements of weather , outdoor tables are usually manufactured with durability in mind ; such as the addition of special coating to the surface of the table which would help prevent it from destruction due to exposure.
Other than that , there is no significant difference between indoor and outdoor tables , however , there is a slight difference in their price. Outdoor tables are usually more expensive than indoor tables , although the difference in price depends on the quality , brand and retailer you are purchasing from.
Conversion Tops are not ping pong tables per se but a flexible option. They are just an extension that can be used IN PLACE of a ping pong table. I call them “Ping pong tables without legs“.
Think of it this way :
Let’s say you already have a big table (dining , pool table , e.t.c) and you are planning on purchasing a ping pong table. However , because you already have a big table , there is going to be a limited space to keep your new ping pong table should you purchase it.
In this scenario you can purchase a conversion top in place of a full ping pong table and enjoy the same benefits.
The photos below give a better understanding :
If you are interested in conversion tops , i suggest you read our detailed list of table tennis conversion tops. It will guide you to the right choice.
How Much Should You Spend On A Ping Pong Table?
Like i earlier said , there is no ideal price for a ping pong table. How much you should spend depends on the depth of your pocket 😀 (your budget) , your taste , as well as what you want to achieve.
If you want a high class table whose design can be the focus of attention in your home / office , get ready to spend more than $1,000 on a high end table such as Killerspin Revolution or Cornilleau 510M. However , if you just want a table for fun play / small competition , you can get a solid table within $150- $700 be it indoor or outdoor.
Here is a quick guide on which products to purchase. It would interest you to know these tables meet Ittf’s standards.
Indoor Tables :
- Advantage by STIGA – SEE PRICE
- Inside table by JOOLA – SEE PRICE
- Easpoint Sport 15mm (Best on a budget) – SEE PRICE
- Midsize compact by JOOLA (Best for limited space) – SEE PRICE
Outdoor Tables :
Conversion Tops :
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Hey! , I am Roland Campbell , a recreational table tennis player for over 5 years and counting. I do a lot of research on table tennis (Ping Pong) and publish my findings here at Pingthatpong.